The Department of Health (DOH) Situationer Report with data as of July 30 (but released late night of July 31) recorded 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases among health care workers, bringing the total cases to 4,823 or 5.4% of the cases in the country.
One new death was also recorded on July 30. The last death previous this one was recorded only a day before, the first time in weeks that there have been at least one death recorded in at least two consecutive days.
The Health agency also recorded 870 recoveries among health workers among the 34,144 recoveries recorded on July 30. The Health agency has earlier reported the recoveries on July 30 at 38,075 as part of their Oplan Recovery.
“Following Department Memorandum No. 2020-0258, as endorsed by clinical practice guidelines and our technical advisory groups, patients with mild or no symptoms are tagged as recovered 14 days from the date of onset of symptoms or by date specimen collection. Current recovery policies now show that at the 10th day of illness, the risk of transmitting the virus to other people is significantly reduced. This clinical recovery protocol is followed by the US CDC, European CDC, and India,” said the DOH explaining the mass recovery of more than 30,000 logged in a day.